“Unity is a convention that takes place every three to five years and is attended by over 6,000 minority journalists. The ill prepared Bush was met with laughter following his answers to what seemed to be simple questions.


“”It didn’t sound like a hard question. After George W. Bush delivered a tepidly received address to a convention of minority journalists, a Native-American editor from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer asked, “”What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century?”” As president and a former governor, the journalist said, Bush had a “”unique experience, looking at [the issue] from two perspectives.”” The president fumbled. “”Tribal sovereignty means that””it’s sovereignty,”” he stammered. “”I mean, you’re a-you’re a-you’ve been given sovereignty and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity.”” As Bush rambled, looking like a schoolboy unprepared at the front of the class, many of the hundreds of Asian, black, Native American and Hispanic journalists gathered before him””well, snickered.””

Q:  “”What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century, and how do we resolve conflicts between tribes and the federal and the state governments?””

Bush: “”Tribal sovereignty means that — it’s sovereign. You’re a — you’ve been given sovereignty, and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.””

To this answer, the audience began to laugh out loud, and some began to cry.

Bush was also questioned about colleges allowing legacy applicants to have special admissions privileges.  Oddly enough, this was exactly how Bush got into Yale!  Here was his response:

Bush: “”Well, in my case, I had to knock on a lot of doors to follow in the old man’s footsteps”” if what you’re saying is, is there going to be special treatment for people — in other words, we’re going to give a special exception for certain people in a system that’s supposed to be fair, I agree I don’t think there ought to be””

Well I just can’t wait for the debates.  No telling what he is going to pull out or where he will be pulling it from!